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Shelby's Community:Hospital


Project on Communties

Project on Communties

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  • 2. COMMUNITY • In life you make many different situations, cultures, and environments • Objective of project: explore a community where you are uncomfortable. • Destination: Kosair’s Children Hospital Louisville, Kentucky • 321 E Chestnut St. 40202 Louisville, Kentucky • Experience: NICU,PICU,PT UNIT, PLAYROOM • Past Experience: sad, uncomfortable • New Experience: depressing, uncomfortable, happy ,hopeful
  • 3. REASONS UNCOMFORTABLE • Sick people/diseases • People medicated • Death • Surgery • Blood, shots, etc.
  • 4. THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE • “symptoms are often accommodated by family or school, and the affected child may simply avoid anxiety-provoking situations (avoidant coping). Such overaccommodation strategies may minimize the immediate symptoms yet often lead to increased difficulty in coping with these anxieties later. For example, a child with marked social anxiety may well have substantial difficulties transitioning from elementary school to junior high school if the problem is not addressed” • High school to college
  • 5. REASONS COMFORTABLE • Health • Healing • New Life • Hope • New Medical Discoveries
  • 6. ADVANCEMENTS • Publsihed in the New England Journal of Medicine • 2:New Treatment for Blood Cancers • Newly-developed drugs called “B-cell receptor pathway inhibitors” have been highly effective in treating low-grade B- cell lymphomas and leukemias in clinical trials. A 2013 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) showed an overall response rate of 71 percent for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who were treated with the new drugs. These drugs kill malignant B cells while having little effect on healthy cells, thus producing fewer side effects than chemotherapy and allowing the patient to remain healthier during treatment.” • Source: • "Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs for 2014 | Yahoo Health." Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs for 2014 | Yahoo Health. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2014.
  • 7. ADVANCEMENTS • 1: Bionic Eyes for Severe Eye Disease • “Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of inherited eye diseases that affects more than 100,000 Americans and often results in legal blindness by the age of 40. Backed by two decades of development and testing, and more than $200 million in funding, there may now be a treatment for RP. It’s a new FDA- approved technology that consists of a surgically-implanted 60- electrode retinal prosthesis which decodes wireless transmissions from a pair of glasses equipped with a video camera. A video processing unit must also be worn or carried. The retinal implant, or “bionic eyes,” don’t completely restore vision; however, patients can sense light and dark, movement, and the location of people and objects” • Source: • "Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs for 2014 | Yahoo Health." Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs for 2014 | Yahoo Health. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2014.
  • 8. MY EXPERIENCE • Father diagnosed when I was 16 • In and out of the hospital with multiple surgeries • My view: sad, hard to see my dad in pain. With differenent medical tools in and out of him. • Always uncomfortable especially in the waiting room waiting for the doctor to return after the surgery • Stayed the night to give mom and grandmother a break
  • 9. NEW EXPERIENCE • Before entered: Vitals taken & wear face mask • NICU: • Only saw one more. Many are crack babies • Lydia .49 pounds, dark hair, tiny, Crack Baby • Babies out of surgery: bandaids too tiny for bandages • Crack baby scream: extremely loud (piercing) • Nurses constantly busy
  • 10. NEW EXPERIENCE • PICU: • Nurses with ribbons: child they were assigned to passed away. Their next assignment will be more hopeful • Children with life threating diseases • Apartment style room (there for a long period of time and family stays) • Signs and poster of famous people they look up too • Patrick McSweeney has Leukamia visited by Jennifer Lawerence and many more • Looking into the rooms saw poster of Selena Gomez Disney Channel Star. Gives them hope and happiness to look at and remind them they still are kids.
  • 11. NEW EXPERINCE • PT UNIT: • A girl was learning how to walk and was there with her mother • Feelings: positive, recovery • Shows me even though uncomfortable all the postives and healing that is happening in the hospital • Reflect: My cousin (6 months at Vandy hospital premie) recieved radical back surgery and had to go to PT to learn to walk again • My future carreer: want to help kids recover
  • 12. NEW EXPERIENCE • Playroom: • This room was not uncomfortable for me • Only one child was in the play room she was playing with the blocks • Thoughts: Happy the child can take a break from being poked at and can play and try to still be a kid. Feel sad they cannot be at recess playing with children their own age
  • 13. CONCLUSION • In life will face new communites that will be uncomfortable the objective of this assgiment has showed me to adjust and look at different aspects of a certain environment • Overcome the past judgements and learn from them • Life is about experncing new things. Must look for the negative and postives • I tested myself choosing an hospital as my community knowing how uncomfortable I am there.